DALLAS—Weitzman’s management division has completed the major renovation of Meadow Central Market, in conjunction with a major store remodel from the center’s anchor, Tom Thumb, bringing a new look and renewed retail focus to one of the oldest grocery-anchored retail centers in North Dallas. Meadow Central Market, a community retail center located at 10455 N. Central Expressway at its intersection with Meadow Road, and its Tom Thumb store opened in 1972 to serve the then newly growing residential areas of North Dallas along the US-75 corridor.
The 108,778-square-foot center, in addition to Tom Thumb, features a mix of neighborhood retail including CVS Pharmacy, a variety of fast-casual and full-service restaurants, personal services, pet care and more.
The anchor store at Meadow Central Market is the second-longest continuously running Tom Thumb store in its original shopping center, notes Christy Lara, Tom Thumb’s director of public relations. The only store in the chain with a longer history is located at Preston and Royal in North Dallas.
“The story around this Tom Thumb remodel is one we are very proud of”, said Wes Jackson, Tom Thumb Division President. “We are proud of our long-term commitment and history in the Dallas and surrounding areas; Tom Thumb has been
D-FW’s grocer since 1948! We are also proud of our commitment to remain focused on our facilities across the Metroplex; in fact, improvement to our facilities is one of five key areas of focus for our division.”
Tom Thumb’s renovation is comprehensive and left no area of the store un-touched! Guests will find all new refrigerated cases throughout the store, new staffed check-stands, and new self-check-out check-stands. Guests will also find an expanded beer and wine selection and new product offerings across the center of the store. There is a newly added full-service seafood department, significantly expanded bakery department, and remodeled produce, dairy, and meat departments. The store now has a newly added full-service floral department and Drive-Up N Go option. New flooring has been installed throughout the store along with a new décor package.
Meadow Central Market boasts visibility and access from both Central Expressway and Meadow Road and serves the bustling office, commercial and residential corridor along Central and the surrounding North Dallas neighborhoods.
“Meadow Central Market’s success over many decades is due to the center’s retailers’ ability to serve an established, affluent residential area that continues to grow,” said Weitzman’s Jennifer Chandler, asset manager for the project. “The center benefits from the growth of nearby infill residential communities, both single- and multi-family, meaning that Meadow Central today serves one of the densest residential trade areas in the Dallas market. With this renovation, Weitzman made a major investment to ensure the center continues as a retail and community destination for years to come.”
The strength of the Meadow Central Market trade area can be seen in its demographics, which report more than 170,700 people with an average household income of approximately $127,000 within a three-mile trade area. The three-mile radius also reports a daytime population of more than 210,000; retailers view daytime population counts as a key factor for driving traffic throughout the day.
New residential developments peripheral to Meadow Central Market are driving increased population growth in the trade area. These new projects include The Domain at Midpark, The Legacy Midtown Park, The Mark at Midpark, The Nash and others.
The renovation added a new façade, signage, landscaping, parking and security and accent LED lighting to the center. In addition, the renovation added raised identification towers and lifestyle elements, including seating, arbors, green space and other pedestrian-friendly enhancements.
The center features a popular tenant mix that includes national, regional and local concepts, including CVS, Edible Arrangements, The UPS Store, Centrum Health, Gabriela & Sofia’s Tex-Mex, Sylvan Learning Center, Preston Royal Animal Clinic, Ephesus Mediterranean Grill, Studio Salon Suites and many other restaurants.
The architect for the remodel is Hodges & Associates. Chandler directed the renovation on behalf of the center’s ownership, and Chas Fisher, director of D-FW Construction with Weitzman, managed construction of the shopping center remodeling project.
Meadow Central Market is one of the most recent renovations for Weitzman management, which has a long history of remodeling projects to modernize and improve well-located and well-established centers for its clients. Notable renovation projects include Golden Triangle Mall in Denton, Trinity Valley and Trinity Plaza in Carrollton, Capital Plaza in Austin, Grapevine Towne Center, Fielder Plaza in Arlington, Orchard Village in Lewisville, Pine Hollow in Conroe and numerous others.
Herbert D. Weitzman, executive chairman of Weitzman, noted, “Everything renovation we undertake is with the goal to maintain and improve on the best possible experiences for our customers. Most notably for the success of our tenants, the renovations work in conjunction with existing shopper-focused packages that include full shopping center digital marketing packages, center websites, social media pages, location-enabled retailer outreach programs and center- and tenant-focused promotions.”
Weitzman ranks as one of the largest retail-focused commercial real estate services firms based in Texas and operates offices in Dallas-Fort Worth, Austin, Houston and San Antonio. The firm leases a retail portfolio in Texas of approximately 43 million square feet and manages more than 24 million square feet of retail statewide.
About Tom Thumb
Tom Thumb is owned and operated by Albertsons Companies, a leading food and drug retailer in the United States. The company operates stores across 34 states and the District of Columbia with 24 banners including Albertsons, Safeway, Tom Thumb, Randalls, and United Supermarkets. The company is committed to helping people across the country live better lives by making a meaningful difference, neighborhood by neighborhood. In 2021, along with the Albertsons Companies Foundation, the company contributed nearly $200 million in food and financial support, including approximately $40 million through their Nourishing Neighbors program to ensure those living in local communities have enough to eat.